Erica Whitaker is senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Where did you grow up?
I grew up in multiple homes across multiple states. The three places I claim as childhood homes is a farm outside of Wichita, Kansas; a little house with a pool near Denver; and our family ranch just north of Brownwood, Texas.
- What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why?
The prophetess Deborah is my favorite character and story.
She’s a fierce feminist who fails miserably and yet leads the people of God with grace and humility.
- What is your favorite movie? Why?
Our greatest monster we all must befriend and overcome is the one living within each us. I just wish mine looked more like Brad Pitt.
- Who are three people you admire?
Muhammad Ali, Lucille Ball and Parker Palmer.
- What is one little-known fact about yourself?
I’ve recently written a fantasy novel about inner monsters, the Enneagram and two female Catholic priests who fight against patriarchy in the 21st century.